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Nov 17, 2011

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On today's show, we looked at how one might brand Occupy Wall Street. Some retailers are gearing up for Christmas early, while others are sticking to one holiday at a time. You may be charged more for health care if you smoke or are overweight. And we also heard about the history of skyscrapers, and the latest on the NBA lockout.

Segments From this episode

Higher premiums for unhealthy lifestyles

Nov 17, 2011
More employers are charging overweight workers or those who smoke more for health insurance.

Happy Guinness World Records Day!

Nov 17, 2011
More 200,000 people around the world took part in attempts to break or make records.

O'Rourke: If the 1% had less, would the 99% be better off?

Nov 17, 2011
Join us for a week long commentary series asking that question. We'll hear from economists, academics, and the public.

The history of the skyscraper

Nov 17, 2011
Kate Ascher's new book takes a closer look at the history behind the buildings the make the skylines of the world.

What role will the NCAA take in the Penn State scandal?

Nov 17, 2011
NCAA President Mark Emmert discusses whether there is room for sanctions against Penn State and the difficulty of managing a college institution while keeping a big-time football program in check.

One holiday at a time

Nov 17, 2011
Some stores have resisted the trend to start Christmas before Thanksgiving. Retailer Nordstrom won't even put up decorations until the day after Thanksgiving and is emphatically closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Where does Occupy go from here?

Nov 17, 2011
Now that the Occupy Wall Street protests have been uprooted, protesters are taking to the streets. But what are the next steps the movement should take?

Portugal's prime minister seeks help in Angola

Nov 17, 2011
Pedro Passos de Coelho is in Portugal today asking investors in the economically-robust former colony to invest in cash-strapped Portugal.

On today’s show, we looked at how one might brand Occupy Wall Street. Some retailers are gearing up for Christmas early, while others are sticking to one holiday at a time. You may be charged more for health care if you smoke or are overweight. And we also heard about the history of skyscrapers, and the latest on the NBA lockout.

Music from the episode

Pockets Four Tet
Saint Ignatius Belsse The Insane Warrior
Cover Your Tracks Young Galaxy
Eraser No Age

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